Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Happy Flowers




The musical group, Happy Flowers, was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, in 1983 by two former members of the Landlords, John Beers ("Mr. Horribly Charred Infant") and Charlie Kramer ("Mr. Anus"). This duo combines improvisational noise punk guitar and drums with lyrics often written in the first person from the perspective of a child, with childlike intonation and grammar. Their humorous songs are mainly about freak childhood accidents and common childhood gripes.
Happy Flowers' first song, Mom, I Gave the Cat Some Acid, was released during the summer of 1984 as a part of the compilation album called Brain of Stone. The band's audience grew in 1987 with the release of the album, I Crush Bozo. In March of 2000, the band went on a four-date tour, the band's first tour in nearly ten years. In March of 2006, the band reunited again and played at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, TX. This is there 1989 LP "oof" on Homestead Records. http://rapidshare.com/files/56549853/Happy_Flowers.rar

10 comments:

James said...

Thanks for posting. Happy Flowers were always a guilty pleasure around the crusty/punk house I used to frequent as a youth... nice to hear them again!

Curious Guy said...

Still got some Happy Flowers albums. Maybe I should rip and post them. Big fun!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I can't believe I found this. A friend of mine gave me this CD to listen to about 15 years ago... brings back some memories! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'd had forgotten about this band till I read that someone was using their songs for Iraqi prisoner intervies.

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/01/on_using_happy_.html

Anonymous said...

I'd had forgotten about this band till I read that someone was using their songs for Iraqi prisoner intervies.

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/01/on_using_happy_.html

Anonymous said...

OMG I know this is an old Blog but THANK YOU for sharing the link. I have been looking for the CD for years (sadly my cassette broke years ago) and everyone is always wondering why every time we go to McDonalds I say I want an angry meal lol. Finally I can share it with them

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My favorite song of all time "I Said I Wanna Watch Cartoons"

DDspud said...

Thanks for posting this, I just found out about this band and me likey!

Kanpur said...

Thanks for posting this.